From Margaret Everton on September 15, 2010 in Indianapolis
Maybe you’ve noticed… Something’s shifting in interior design around Indianapolisin a big way. More and more, homes are catching up to the trendiness of other major metropolises (Manhattan, anyone?). And the kitchen is no exception. Designer David Yeager, who styled his own loft into a three-bedroom dwelling, fashioned the chic kitchen above to be the heart of his home. Yeager lives for entertaining, and so he purposely located his kitchen front and center on the lofts first level. The kitchen is pass-through in style, meaning that it can be entered from either side. Facing guests is an island with two sinks and contemporary bar stools. Yeagers company can enjoy the rest of the first floor, all the while within earshot of the kitchen. The counters are neutral granite and the cabinets are a rich wood, custom-made in Italy. Although the cabinets crossed the ocean and several states to land in this Indianapolis home, similar styles could definitely be created by local artisans at nearby shops like Hamilton Custom Cabinetry on West 86th Street, or Barber Cabinet Company on South Collier. Some of Yeagers unique kitchen touches include a sultry, deep-burnt orange wall painted on just one side of the room, and the massive aquarium built into a curved cornerstone that holds bright and vibrant fish. Yeager is a designer by trade, an integral member of a family-owned commercial and retail property development company in Indiana. Lofts easily fit into his area of expertise, as they generally begin in the commercial realm and are adapted for residential living. Other local remodelers and designers who specialize in residential projects include companies like Jeff Sheats Designs, and one quick Google search or jaunt around town will show you that loft spaces are on the rise. So, if youre longing for that New York style without the Big Apple sleepless nights, a remodeled loft may just be the way to go.